John Houston is an Acquisitions Associate in The Milestone Group’s Atlanta office where he supports the identifying, underwriting, and due diligence of the firm’s investments in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. Prior to joining Milestone in July 2021, Mr.Houston spent 3 years as an Associate in Cushman & Wakefield’s Diligence Advisory Group where he underwrote over $900 million in multifamily debt originations on behalf of clients that included balance-sheet lenders, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), and various other debt stakeholders. In addition, Mr. Houston gained significant exposure to asset screening and property-level financial analysis while evaluating existing multifamily debt pools for securitization. Prior to his time at Cushman, Mr. Houston was a Multifamily Research Analyst at CoStar Group where he tracked market activity across major Sunbelt markets.
Mr. Houston earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. During his time at Ole Miss, he worked multiple internships assisting brokerage, marketing, and research operations at Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone in Nashville, TN. Outside of professional endeavors, Mr. Houston is an active member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association and enjoys running, golfing, and exploring the Georgia outdoors.